WORLD CUP LIVE: Belgium 2 Algeria 1

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6:50pm

6:50pm

All over - Belgium take the points.

6:39pm

Rais tips over Fellaini's header. Would have been three.

6:37pm

Mertens blasts his shot past Rais to cap off a magnificent break. Great ball from Hazard to find him. Algeria must be gutted.

6:35pm

GOAL Belgium

6:27pm

De Bruyne's cross from the left and Fellaini gets his head on it, ball comes off the bar and down over the line.

6:26pm

GOAL Belgium

6:23pm

Fellaini on for Belgium and making a nuisance of himself right away.

6:20pm

Belgium fans looking right royally miffed.

6:19pm

Algeria parking the bus like never before now. 

6:12pm

Medjani nearly makes it two with a header from a corner. Belgium living dangerously.

6:06pm

Better from Belgium. Looks like they are starting to have a go now.

6:05pm

Witsel heads over the top for Belgium - looked rather surprised that the cross had dropped to him.

6:02pm

5:46pm

5:44pm

Chadli gets closer this time - decent move from Belgium but Rais blocks his angled shot.

5:43pm

Chadli has another effort from distance that doesn't trouble Rais.

5:42pm

5:39pm

Vertonghen blasts a free kick from a good posiiton well over the bar. Wasted his chance to make amends.

5:34pm

Witsel's dipping shot forces Rais into his first meaningful save.

5:33pm

Nabil Bentaleb booked

5:30pm

Think the nozzle is broken on the ref's free kick spray. Ended up making a giant Mr Whippy style mess on the floor. Belgium also made a mess of the free kick.

5:27pm

It was Feghouli who won the spot kick and he placed it calmly into the net. Dark horses on the ropes.

5:24pm

Feghouli slots it home. Algeria take a shock lead.

5:24pm

Vertonghen push on Mahrez

5:23pm

Penalty to Algeria

5:20pm

Not seen anything of Eden Hazard.

5:20pm

5:17pm

No shots to speak of in the opening quarter of an hour, though. Hope we're not in for another one of THOSE games.

5:16pm

Algeria have seen plenty of the ball early on. Not the steamrollering I was expecting.

5:16pm

Sorry for the delay in the coverage - wifi gave out for a moment.

5:15pm

5:01pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Thibaut Courtois has played 17 times for Belgium. He's never lost a game and has kept 10 clean sheets. 

4:42pm

The Belgians one of the last sides to get up and running - and a side many fancy to do well in this tournament.

4:41pm

Good afternoon and welcome to World Cup Live!

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